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BIAS OF PRIENE
Greek one of Seven sages
(c. 566 BC)

Be slow in considering, but resolute in action.
      - [Action]

He who will lose a present good for one in expectation hath some wit, but a small store of wisdom.
      - [Expectation]

Hear much; speak little.
      - [Speech]

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.
      - [Crime]

It is better to decide a difference between enemies than friends, for one of our friends will certainly become an enemy and one of our enemies a friend.
      - [Enemies]

Monarch, thou wishest to cover thyself with glory; be the first to submit to the laws of thy empire.
      - [Government]

Most men are bad.
      - his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,
        [Character : Mottoes : Proverbs]

Some, by admiring other men's virtues, become enemies to their own vices.
      - [Virtue]

Speak of the gods as they are.
      - [Gods]

The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune.
      - [Misfortune]

The majority is wicked.
      - [Wickedness]


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